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Xavi 'turned down Real offer'

Posted Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Supersport.com77 hits

Barcelona playmaker Xavi Hernandez revealed he turned down a chance to sign with Spanish rival Real Madrid early in his career. In an interview with Onda Cero radio, the Spain midfielder said he studied “an important offer” from Madrid during his youth academy days. Xavi considered the proposal as he thought it would be tough to break into the topflight team. “The team wa...Full Story »

Rossi agrees to Villarreal extension thru 2016

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

VILLARREAL, Spain (AP)—Villarreal has signed Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi to a contract extension that ties him to the Spanish league club until the end of the 2015-16 season. Villarreal says Rossi, who leads the club in scoring this season with 19 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions, agreed to a three-year extension. The 22-year-old New Jersey native has scored 66 goals in 121 a...Full Story »

Benzema heroic as Madrid graft win over Mallorca

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by xinhuanet.com133 hits

Much criticized striker Karim Benzema was Real Madrid's hero as his side defeated Mallorca 1-0 in the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. MADRID, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Much criticized striker Karim Benzema was Real Madrid's hero as his side defeated Mallorca 1-0 in the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. The Frenchman, who this week was criticized by teammate Kaka and coach Jose Mourinho for his p...Full Story »

Villarreal 2-1 Real Sociedad - Rossi shines in Yellow Submarine victory

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA66 hits

Giuseppe Rossi's brace saw Villarreal come from behind to claim a 2-1 win against Real Sociedad to keep themselves ahead of Valencia in third place in the Primera Division. The striker notched his 10th and 11th goals of the season in a six-minute spell either side of half-time to earn his team victory. Sociedad had started brightly and led through keeper Diego Lopez's unfortunate own goal bu...Full Story »

Real Madrid 1-0 Real Mallorca - Benzema spares Real's blushes

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA23 hits

Under-pressure striker Karim Benzema scored only his second league goal of the season to help Real Madrid record a narrow 1-0 victory over Real Mallorca at the Bernabeu. Benzema, who has struggled to impress since his big-money move from Lyon in 2009 and found himself under the spotlight as Madrid search for striking reinforcements, netted the only goal of the game in the 61st minute. The vict...Full Story »

Sporting Gijon 1-0 Atletico Madrid - Barral rolls over Atletico

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA15 hits

Sporting Gijon put some ground between themselves and the relegation zone by upsetting lacklustre Atletico Madrid at El Molinon. David Barral scored the only goal of a grim encounter in which only Juan Valera's injury-time header threatened to change matters. The first half contained almost no goalmouth action, with only Alberto Rivera's header for Gijon looping over the bar, and was otherwise...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Real Mallorca preview - Home comforts for Real

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA108 hits

Real Madrid will attempt to end a mixed week on a high note when they welcome Real Mallorca to the Bernabeu, where the Spanish giants have won their last 18 competitive fixtures. On the pitch, Madrid experienced both good and bad results over the last seven days after following up their potentially costly 1-1 draw with bottom club Almeria in La Liga with a 1-0 midweek victory over bitter riva...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Real Sociedad preview - Soriano wary of Sociedad

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA91 hits

Villarreal will look to put their midweek Copa del Rey disappointment behind them with a home victory over mid-table Real Sociedad, although midfielder Bruno Soriano is not expecting an easy time of it. The Yellow Submarine bid farewell to the cup after being thumped 3-0 by holders Sevilla in the second leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday, with the the Andalusians side going through 6...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon vs Atletico Madrid preview - Perea targets top four

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA49 hits

Atletico Madrid defender Luis Perea has urged his side to treat every remaining league game as though it was their last as the Rojiblancos look to salvage their season with a top-four finish. Thursday's Copa del Rey quarter-final exit at the hands of city rivals Real means Atletico, having already seen the defence of their Europa League title come to an end at the first hurdle earlier this te...Full Story »

Real Madrid General Director Jorge Valdano Reiterates: I Have No Problem With Jose Mourinho

Posted Friday, January 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport127 hits

Real Madrid general director Jorge Valdano has once again been quick to deny reports of a breakdown in communication with coach Jose Mourinho.The pair are believed to have a strained relationship behind the scenes, with the Portuguese tactician finding it difficult to work alongside the Argentine on a day-to-day basis.Valdano however quashed rumours of a confrontation with the former Chelsea and...Full Story »

Villarreal rallies to knock Valencia out of cup

Posted Friday, January 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport135 hits

MADRID (AP)—A second-half burst of goals saw Villarreal rally from a two-goal deficit Thursday for a 4-2 win over Valencia that put it into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Marco Ruben’s 63rd-minute strike ensured Villarreal advanced after a scoreless first leg. Ruben tapped into an open goal after Cani’s one-two with Giuseppe Rossi put him clear into the area to find Ru...Full Story »

Agent says Juve, Inter, AC Milan - and Madrid - interested in Bale

Posted Thursday, January 06, 2011 by skysports.com135 hits

Gareth Bale's Italian agent insists three Serie A outfits are interested in signing the Spurs ace - but only Real Madrid could land him in January. The Welsh wizard's stock has risen considerably this season after a number of scintillating displays, including a hat-trick against Inter Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza.Agent Peppino Tirri says Juventus, AC Milanand Inter - as well as Real Madrid - ...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho: I Am The Best Coach In The World

Posted Friday, December 24, 2010 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says that he should be the front-runner for all the major individual accolades in 2010 for leading Inter to a historic treble last season.Mourinho inspired the Beneamata to Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League success in the 2009-10 campaign before joining Madrid as their coach in the summer.However, having led Spain to their maiden World Cup triumph in Sout...Full Story »

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid - Sevilla

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com88 hits

Los Blancos end the weekend’s action against the struggling Nervionenses... Cats And Dogs? It’s Raining Goals Real Madrid are likely to find themselves four points behind Barcelona by the time they kick-off against Sevilla at the Bernabeu, adding a little more pressure to a match that shouldn’t be viewed as entirely straightforward for los Blancos. Jose Mourinho will certain...Full Story »

La Liga Preview: Malaga - Atletico Madrid

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com86 hits

Los Boquerones will attempt to become the latest side to take advantage of los Colchoneros’ slump... Testing Times Malaga aren’t exactly rolling forward under Manuel Pellegrini in the style that they might have liked, but the Andalucians will certainly be confident about their chances of pinching three points against an Atletico Madrid side who have many woes to ponder at present...Full Story »

Real Madrid Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Denies Rift With Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com131 hits

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has once again denied rumours of a rift between him and Cristiano Ronaldo, and has accused the media of attempting to create a negative atmosphere around the club.The legendary glovesman addressed the press today, and claimed that his relationship with the Portuguese international is as strong as ever."There are people who want to create controversy, and a ba...Full Story »

Club Brugge vs Villarreal Match Preview

Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Livesoccertv.com141 hits

Villarreal will finish as Group D winners with a win in Belgium against Club Brugge. The pressure will be off the Yellow Submarine as Juan Carlos Garrido’s team have already clinched a place in the knockout round. Brugge will finish last regardless of what happens on Wednesday evening and thus they will be playing only for purposes of pride. Full Story »

Atletico Madrid in danger of elimination

Posted Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP)—Diego Forlan needs to come up with another night of magic on Thursday at Bayer Leverkusen if defending champion Atletico Madrid is to make it into the last 32 of the Europa League—and even that may not be enough. Atletico must do better than Aris at home against Rosenborg to become one of the top two teams to advance from Group B. In his last trip to German...Full Story »

Villarreal slump to 1-0 defeat at battling Getafe

Posted Sunday, December 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

MADRID, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Villarreal squandered the chance to move within two points of second-placed Real Madrid when they leaked a late goal to lose 1-0 at Getafe in La Liga on Saturday despite having an extra man for the whole of second half. Missing suspended Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi, Villarreal lacked their usual bite in attack and substitute Juan Albin snatched a winner for Getafe ...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Auxerre preview - Fernandez support for Mourinho

Posted Wednesday, December 08, 2010 by PA229 hits

Auxerre coach Jean Fernandez feels Jose Mourinho can count himself unlucky to be banned for their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu, claiming all he has done is look out for the best interests of his team. Mourinho will be missing from the dugout after being found guilty of improper conduct by UEFA over the dismissals of Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos in Madrid's last Champions League outing...Full Story »

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